Hello, I have a general boot fitting question.
I am looking at two boots, very similar characteristics, the reason being that I have a narrow heel and wide forefoot.
One of the boots is considered a low volume and the other "medium" volume. The low volume fits the heel, ankle and lower leg very well, but would need to be expanded in the forefoot to increase the width. The medium volume fits the forefoot well but is what I consider a little loose in the heel and ankle area and would require padding to make it more snug.
Now the question: Would it be preferable to punch out the forefoot to gain width in the low volume model or to pad the heel and ankle area in the medium volume model given other things being equal like instep height?
Are there general guidelines regarding which of the two options is preferable in the long term?